‘Sid’ spills out some of his anguish in the posts
Hiba Kisht on the double bind faced by Ex Muslims
He whines..we mean writes:
Ex-Muslims and progressive Muslim secularists face the double-bind of being attacked by right-wing Islamists and other Islamic supremacists, who will refer them to as traitors to their religious identity and dangle the crime and punishment of apostasy over their heads. While at the same time they are attacked by dead-ender bigots for being “cultural Muslims” and face the risk of having their positions appropriated by the right wing and anti-Muslim bigots.
But of course this blurs the issue. The issue is not that Faisal Gazi no longer believes in Islam. That is his right which no one should deny him. Rather the issue is he uses his position to demonise and stir up hatred of Muslim minorities in the West.
His comment about ‘having their positions appropriated by the right wing and anti-Muslim bigots’. is absurd precisely because Gazi doesn’t have any such positions – rather he merely parrots the positions of the right wing and anti-Muslim bigots he claims to be a victim of.
Gazi also hides behind the ‘I am only anti-Islamists’ in order to hide his hatred for all Muslims. He also of course regularly attacks the sanctities of Islam, the very thing that makes Muslims, Muslim.